From the New York Times: "The Nomads’ No Man’s Land"

Posted by Holly Jerrett on October 08, 2013 @ 4:56 PM

An excellent opinion piece documenting the reality in the Free Zone, and for the refugees in the camps.

The Nomads’ No Man’s Land

Council of Ministers Asks UN to Shoulder Responsibility Towards Decolonization of Western Sahara

Posted by Holly Jerrett on September 09, 2013 @ 1:21 PM


"The Council of Ministers has called on the United Nations Organization (UN) to shoulder its responsibilities vis-à-vis the decolonization of Western Sahara, by enabling the Saharawi people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination an independence."

Read the full article here.

Wisconsin Volunteers Needed for Sahara Desert Shipping Container Pre-loading Event

Posted by Holly Jerrett on August 01, 2013 @ 4:35 PM


The shipping container is almost ready to send to the Sahara Desert refugee camps, but we need your help! Not Forgotten International is looking for volunteers to help with a pre-loading event on August 17th at 10:00 am in Appleton, WI.  We need volunteers to help “stage” the layout of the items to be loaded onto the container prior to packing in order to load it as efficiently as possible. We also need help filling in inventory details for the required shipping and customs reporting. Contact us if you would like to help.

sadgui malek said...

Posted on August 12, 2013 @ 5:31 PM -
good luck
malek tindouf

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Strife in the Sahara - from the Washington Post

Posted by Holly Jerrett on July 10, 2013 @ 5:52 PM

Western Sahara, Africa’s last remaining colony, is stuck somewhere between conflict and resolution, independence and Moroccan occupation.

Watch the video here.

Western Sahara: the world's forgotten refugees – video

Posted by Holly Jerrett on April 05, 2013 @ 12:27 PM

From The Guardian:

Located in the sweltering desert of south-west Algeria, the refugee camps of the Sahawari are home to more than 200,000 people, displaced from Western Sahara in 1979 when Morocco annexed the disputed territory in a conflict the world has long since forgotten...

Watch "Western Sahara: the world's forgotten refugees" on The Guardian website.


Studio in the Sand - BBC Radio

Posted by Holly Jerrett on March 28, 2013 @ 2:47 PM

Excellent BBC Radio program featuring the role of music in the struggle for Western Sahara independence.

Studio in the Sand

Robin Denselow hears the music of the Saharawi people in the refugee camps of Algeria.

Mohamed Sulaiman Labat said...

Posted on March 30, 2013 @ 6:05 AM -
I'm really very glad to see that the world began to see our cause not through the classic channels "politics" which is good, but through art and music. I believe art, music and literature or "any artistic expression" can also be very powerful to convey the message across to the outside world, and because we believe our cause is very just, all we got to do is to work very hard using all the non-violent means available to demonstrate the realities taking place in this long-forgotten conflict.

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Is Justice Worth It?

Posted by Holly Jerrett on March 12, 2013 @ 5:46 PM

Humanitarian organization World Relief has released this powerful video that asks the question, "is justice worth it?"  We at Not Forgotten International would answer this question with a resounding YES!  The video eloquently expresses why we feel that way.  

Watch "Is Justice Worth It?" on Vimeo.

Do you believe that justice is worth it?  Visit our Get Involved page and let us know that you want to be part of bringing justice to the people of Western Sahara!

The tragic story you may have never heard of

Posted by Holly Jerrett on March 12, 2013 @ 5:20 PM

CNN's Christiane Amanpour reports on the untold story of Western Sahara.  The report includes an interview with Javier Bardem about the Sons of the Clouds documentary and his recent advocacy on behalf of the people of Western Sahara.

You can view the videos here.

Smiles Under the Rubble

Posted by Holly Jerrett on March 06, 2013 @ 2:23 PM

From our friends at Saharawi Voice: a short video showing the resilience and hope of Western Sahara refugees in spite of their difficult circumstances.  Part of a 2012 series made by young women.

Smiles Under the Rubble

Studio time for Western Sahara refugees

Posted by Holly Jerrett on February 19, 2013 @ 5:09 PM


"A new project to bring mobile recording studios to Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria aims to boost the music industry and give young musicians a voice."

Read the full article here.

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